Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Global Alliance of Virtual Assistants (GAVA)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are the answers to a few questions we get often from people who want to become VAs and/or join GAVA:

Do I need to be a VA to join GAVA?

No you don't have to be ... but you should be on your way to starting your VA business to join. It's not a 'learn to be a VA' place, but we have lots of resources to help you get up faster than doing it all on your own.

Do you help VAs start their business at GAVA?

We do not provide training for VAs to become VAs, but we do have lots of resources and training available to our members to help you with the various aspects of getting your business started.

I need to learn how to be a VA. Can GAVA help?

If you are looking for training to become a VA, GAVA owner Tracey D'Aviero is a VA Trainer and Coach. You can check out her training offerings here at her website Your VA Mentor.

Do I need to have my website finished to join GAVA?

You do not need a website to join GAVA. You don't even need business cards! You just need to have your VA business launched (or close to launched), so that you are ready to use the benefits that we offer VAs at GAVA.

Will you teach me the admin skills I need to be a VA?

No we do not teach people to be VAs. You should have your own administrative training and/or experience to start a VA business. GAVA is not a training place, we are a trade association for our members, who operate their own VA businesses. For VA training, connect with GAVA owner Tracey D'Aviero.

Do you offer job opportunities at GAVA?

We do not hire VAs at GAVA. Clients seeking VAs are welcome to search our member directory to find a VA, or they can post an RFP if they want our members to submit proposals for their job requirements.

How do I become a VA?

To become a VA is to start your own VA business. You must register your business, market your business, and find your own clients. You are an independent contractor and a business owner. VA training is available through some of our partners including the owner of GAVA, Tracey D'Aviero but the fees for taking any training is not included in your membership fees.

Do you offer certification for VAs?

No, we do not offer certification for VAs at GAVA.